Category Archives: West Loop

7 Awesome Spanish Restaurants to Try in Chicago

Hola, mis amigos!  Do you have an affinity or a deep-seated love for a particular country, its culture, and food?  I have!  Spain has been in my soul, if not my bloodline, since as far back as I can remember.  Growing up in New York City, I was surrounded by a large population of Spanish-speaking people from various Latin countries including

5 Romantic Chicago Restaurants that Will Impress

Whether you are hoping to impress a date or you simply want to treat yourself to a great meal and some cocktails in a lovely yet quiet setting, below are five romantic Chicago restaurants that should be on your must-do list:   Homestead On The Roof   What:  A rooftop oasis which is hidden above

Great Eats at These 2 Old and New Chicago Restaurants

When I first moved to Chicago over a decade ago, Chicago restaurants were nothing special.  It’s not that there weren’t any decent places to eat, it’s just that were all the same.   In fact, the Chicago restaurants ten years ago were predictably representative of the meat-and-potatoes stereotype of the “hog butcher to the world.”  However, in a slow but

You Need To Try These Fabulous Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Celebrity chef restaurants have taken us by storm in the last decade thanks to cable T.V. shows like Top Chef and Master Chef.  It is a vastly different landscape than when I grew up in an age when there were only of 3 or 4 T.V. stations.  Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and The Galloping Gourmet  were the only culinary heroes we had to watch back then.

10 Fabulous Latin Eats You Should Have in Chicago

Winter is upon us here in Chicago, and our thoughts often shift to warmer climates, as well as the food that we associate with them.  But, if you cannot escape the polar vortex, below is a list of “10 Fabulous Latin Eats in Chicago.”  Grab your coat and hop the rails to these tasty, local hot spots!